Plasmonics

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 253–260

Surface Plasmon Polariton Emission Prompted by Organic Nanofibers on Thin Gold Films

  • Till Leißner
  • Kasper Thilsing-Hansen
  • Christoph Lemke
  • Stephan Jauernik
  • Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen
  • Michael Bauer
  • Horst-Günter Rubahn
Article

Abstract

The excitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) at a gold–vacuum interface by femtosecond light pulses mediated by organic nanofiber-induced dielectric perturbations is observed using interferometric time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy. The experimental data are quantitatively reproduced by analytic simulations, where the nanofibers are considered as superior source of the SPP emission. The flexibility and tuneability of phenylene-based nanofibers in their morphology and intrinsic optical properties open up future applications to fabricate custom-designed nanoscale sources of SPP.

Keywords

Organic nanofibers Surface plasmon polariton Femtosecond PEEM 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Till Leißner
    • 1
  • Kasper Thilsing-Hansen
    • 2
  • Christoph Lemke
    • 1
  • Stephan Jauernik
    • 1
  • Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen
    • 2
  • Michael Bauer
    • 1
  • Horst-Günter Rubahn
    • 2
  1. 1.IEAPChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Mads Clausen Institute, NanoSYDUniversity of Southern DenmarkSønderborgDenmark

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